British sports car maker Ginetta is entering the supercar market with an incredible vehicle that so far has no name.
You might never have even heard of Ginetta, and that’s because they don’t sell cars in North America. They’re a specialist sport and race car builder based out of Leeds. They’ve been making low volumes of handmade sports cars that have been described as some of the best handling automobiles in the world.
Their current lineup includes the G40, a road-going racer that comes equipped with your choice of a Ford 1.8-L Zetec inline 4-cylinder or a Mazda-sourced 2.0-L engine along with a 6-speed manual transmission from an MX-5. The G55 is the G40’s bigger brother, a specialist race car that comes with a Ford-sourced 3.7-L V6 engine or a Ginetta-built 4.35-L V8.
Both of these cars are good, but none of them have supercar levels of power. But now Ginetta has given us our first look at their upcoming Supercar with over 600 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque from a naturally aspirated V8 engine.
The car’s name will be revealed at the official unveiling in Geneva next month. Until then, it’s just being called Ginetta Supercar, but we think it should be named after the vehicles it vaguely resembles, that being a Corvette C7 ZR1, a Toyota Supra, and the Aston Martin Valkyrie. Add it all together and you get the “Cosurie.”
Everything about the Cosurie is carbon fiber in order to save weight, including the monocoque chassis, propshaft, and bodywork. The brakes are carbon ceramic, but the word “carbon” is still in there.
Power is routed through a 6-speed sequential gearbox (with paddle shifters) to the rear wheels with a 49:51 weight distribution. All those sticky-outie aero bits reportedly provide 829 lbs of downforce at 100 mph, which is a lot when the whole car has a dry weight of 2535 lbs.
Pricing has yet to be announced, but Autocar reports that it will be under £400,000 (or $531,000 USD). Production starts next year with 20 units to be built, which are already 60% sold out. No telling if Ginetta will make a version for left-handed countries, but maybe if you pay them enough they’ll do it.